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America the Beautiful

Very impressed with this side of Mt. Rainier. We lucked out on a couple of hours hiking as the... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2019
Saint Charles, Illinois
Great Center

Very cool visitor center with lots of information displays and a decent gift shop. Great views of... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2018
Charlottetown, Canada
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Tourist center located on the eastern side of Mount Rainier National Park.
Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

Very impressed with this side of Mt. Rainier. We lucked out on a couple of hours hiking as the weather couldn't of been more perfect for the amount of time we spent! Park rangers were placed on trails to guide people in case of emergencies...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

Very cool visitor center with lots of information displays and a decent gift shop. Great views of the mountain too.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Spuddler
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

If you plan on photographing the mountain, go before noon, or soon after Sunrise. Otherwise the slope is in shadow. Went after the center had closed for the season so it was nice and quiet.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MrNjorl
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Peaceful solitude. My son and I enjoyed this hike down to this little lake. We enjoyed a small picnic lunch here the other afternoon and range around the lake a bit before hiking back up. Met up with two rangers coming from the opposite direction....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trista M
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I wish they had had signs telling us not to stray off the paths adjoining the visitors center rather than the rangers yelling at us to stop killing the flowers Honestly all we were doing was trying to take a picture of the mountain peak...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank GV27OCMD
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Where else in the 48 lower States of the USA can you play in the snow in the middle of July? Our visit to Sunr

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TonyCoolidge
Reviewed September 25, 2018

At the end of the Sunrise Road is the Sunrise Visitor Center. It’s an interesting set of buildings at the top of the ridge. The Center and two accompanying buildings are built to look like a log fort. I’m sure there’s a story there. Inside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed September 24, 2018

As long as the mountain is out. Or the clouds will give you a chance to see through them. Plenty of short day hikes to enjoy the views!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TedNSusie
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Nice drive, today was an absolute beautiful day. The fall is absolutely beautiful time to go just before the park closes for the season!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jd J
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The Rangers in the Sunrise Visitors Center were extremely helpful in recommending trails that were appropriate for the various levels of mobility for all those in our group as well as answering all of our questions. In addition, the Center is full of many exhibits...some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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October 22, 2017|
Response from okeedoke | Reviewed this property |
It's best to check the NPS Rainier website for road closure and weather updates. Good luck!
Daniel S
July 24, 2017|
Response from orclimber | Reviewed this property |
Call the park at 1-360-569-2211 for additional info, but have been able to get in at 5am, booth was not manned at Ranger Station at this time
January 6, 2017|
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Response from eybeth | Reviewed this property |
We did not see any dogs except for one but it was assisting a person with limited abilities.